Thursday, May 6, 2010

AUTHOR OF THE WEEK: Jeff Lindsay - Responsible for penning the Emmy & Golden Globe Award-winning most watch bone-chilling TV series Dexter.

Jeff Lindsay is actually the nom de plume of Jeffry P. Freundlich, born in July 14, 1952. He graduated from Middlebury College, Vermont, in 1975. He is a playwright and crime novelist. He is responsible for penning the bone-chilling novel, Darkly Dreaming Dexter, which later spawned the simply-titled, gruesome television series, Dexter.

Mr. Lindsay has already released three spin-off books, Dearly Devoted Dexter, Dexter in The Dark and Dexter by Design, to complement the first installment of this dark and murderous tale. As well as the Dexter books, Jeff Lindsay is also the author of two non-fiction books; Hunting With Hemingway, which he wrote with his wife, and Tropical Depression. Some of his plays have been performed on stage in New York and London.

The series Dexter is an Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning television drama series that airs on Showtime. The show is set in Miami, it was adapted for television by Emmy Award-winning screenwriter James Manos, Jr., who wrote the pilot episode. Dexter is the most-watched original series episode ever on Showtime. It broke records for all of Showtime's original series and it was their highest rated telecast in over a decade.

The series blends drama, horror and black comedy as it follows the day-to-day events in the life of Dexter Morgan a corrupt forensic expert blood spatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department, who also happens to be a serial killer.

Dexter was taught by his adoptive father, Harry, only to kill those "who deserve it"; mainly, other killers who have managed to cheat or escaped the legal system or were never suspected in the first place. The series shows him balancing an everyday life with his secret identity, all while keeping up a facade of normalcy to quench his demanding thirst for blood.

The first time you see the Dexter’s opening title sequence which features an extended montage where ordinary day-to-day events such as shaving, flossing, dressing, preparing breakfast and eating are used visually to evoke Dexter's sinister nature, it tells you everything you need to know about the character.

Jeff Lindsay, is also a broadcaster, musician lives in Cape Coral, Florida with his family. His wife Hilary Hemingway is the niece of the late Nobel Price-winning author, Ernest Hemingway.

Jeff Lindsay's photo by Hilary Hemingway

To purchase his books, please visit AMAZON and Barnes & Noble

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